In February, photographer Matt Alberts embarked on a year-long journey to capture the true essence of LIFERS – those who push the limits in the pursuit of their passions – and the seasons that inspire them to do so. The epic, cross-country, photography expedition has been compiled in a series called The Seasons Collection.
Today marks the release of the second wrap-up video from the trip, summarizing all the incredible things happened during SUN, one of three chapters in the Collection. From the hills of scenic Seattle with Nike Pro Skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress, to the Berrics skatepark in Los Angeles with veteran pro skaters Steve Berra and Danny Way, the journey stretched along the West Coast as Matt captured an amazing cross-section of devoted action sports fans and enthusiasts.
The latest edition of “Pooling Around” from The Skateboard Mag is stacked with some heavy hitters. Ronnie Sandoval, Lance Mountain, Peter Hewitt, Cody Lockwood, Al Partanen, Willy Lara, and more get straight to the point and tear through a fresh batch of Fresno pools.
Ritual commencement for Al Partanen’s “Spirit Animals” series. Skateboarding, drugs, tits and booze… The perfect combination for a Satanic skate jam in the vast desert! Tune in and trip out with Al Partanen, Chris Russell and special guest Jon Dickson.
On the heels of supporting Holystoked and 2er with the DIY build in Bangalore, India and what Jamie O’Brien led in Johannesburg, South Africa, Levi’s Skateboarding took to La Paz, Bolivia, this past spring to support Milton Arellano and his efforts to make skateboarding accessible to the greater skateboarding community.
More than 100 volunteers from over a dozen different nations were joined by professional skateboarders Al Partanen, Josh Matthews, David Gravette, Chet Childress, Joey Pepper, Dan Plunkett and Marius Syvanen to help build what is now one of the largest skateparks in all of South America at 2,000 square meters.
Volunteers from outside of the area and pros alike slept for weeks in makeshift huts a few hundred yards up from the build site where they cooked each meal on camp stoves and rested up from sixteen-hour days of pouring and finishing concrete.
The result of endless days and campfire nights is a skatepark that’s suited to every level of skating and large enough to support the entire city of La Paz and beyond. While Levi’s® helped to make materials obtainable, it’s the dedication of Milton, the community of La Paz and the global skateboarding community that made this park a reality. See the results of all of this hard work and catch the entire short film above to inspire you to organize a build in your community.